TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a thin, mostly receding tan head. Aroma of caramel, light toffee, and raisins. Taste is slightly dry, nutty, toffee, with raisins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep amber with a red hue. Moderate head. Strong malt aroma with hints of caramel, cocoa, smoke. Big malt flavor, a little fruity, with melaniodian notes. Excellent body. Clean, slightly bitter finish.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Old Europe in DC- A dark brown beer with a big thick white head. Moderate smoke, malty aroma. A nut, mild chocolate flavor with a bready side. I really enjoyed this beer.
StueyD (1067) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown coloured beer with a reddish hue, topped with a thickish, off white head. Alight, toasted malt nose, with some hint of hop in the background. The taste is light, but with plenty of body. malty, but not too sweet, and enough hop flavour to balance the taste. The finish is smooth and malty. (Draught, by the mass(!) - @ the Hofbräuhaus, Munich).
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a deep, clear cola brown with a nice cap of beige head. Nose was very sweet and candy-like with chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness. Flavor was massively sweet, too... with the same notes as the nose. Cola-like mouthfeel and lighter in body. Not bad.
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Pours dark brown with off-white/brown head. Some sweet caramel in the taste. Not very bitter. The mouthfeel was slightly watery, but OK.
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draught at Hotbräuhaus. Brownish colour wiht a medium creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts and caramel.
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewpub Platzl München.
Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this one at the Fremantle International Beer Festival. A long weekend dedicated to bringing out the ’drunk’ in every ego-charged Aussie who attended (no one actually attended for the beer tasting). Anyway, this could have been the highlight of the day as there wasn’t much I hadn’t tasted. From the bottle; poured a tawny chestnut, quite clear, with a short lived off-white head that left some legs. Pleasant, well rounded malty aroma with hints of coffee beans, salted nuts and sweet mocha notes. Similar in the mouth to the aroma with a stronger presence of biscuity, chocolate malts and a pleasant spicy back end. Hints of tangy, sweet cola soda blend with dusty dark malts in the long but rather fresh swallow. Becomes dryer as it warms and presents a light hint of earthy hops that balance it nicely. Light bodied and soft in carbonation, but not overly smooth. A typically good German dark lager. Refreshing!!! (50cL, Classic Beer Imports, F.I.B.F.)
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Dark ruby red colour, beige mediumsized head. Some grassy malts in nose, with some weak roasted notes. Flavour caramellish malts with dry roasted, a bit caramellish hints. Aftertaste is caramellish malts. Quite wellbalances.